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Mitch McConnell

Mitch McConnell's Ratings and Endorsements on Issue: Social

Full Name: Mitch McConnell
Current Office: U.S. Senate - Sr, Republican
First Elected: 11/06/1984
Last Elected: 11/04/2008
Next Election: 2014
On The Ballot: Running, Republican for U.S. Senate
Primary May 20, 2014

Social

2014 Heritage Action for America - Positions (Jan. 9, 2014) 80%
2013-2014 Irregular Times/Progressive Patriots/That's My Congress - Net Congressional Score (Jan. 13, 2014) 30%
2013-2014 Progressive Punch - Lifetime Score 4%
2013-2014 Progressive Punch - Overall Positions 5%
2013-2014 Progressive Punch - Crucial Votes 0%
2013-2014 Progressive Punch - Crucial Votes Lifetime Score 2%
2013 Americans United for the Separation of Church and State - Positions 100%
2013 Bread for the World - Positions 14%
2013 Concerned Women for America - Positions 100%
2013 Concerned Women for America - Positions 100%
2013 Eagle Forum - Positions 75%
2013 Friends Committee on National Legislation - Positions 0%
2013 National Journal - Liberal on Social Policy 23%
2013 National Journal - Conservative on Social Policy 75%
2013 National Right to Life Committee - Positions (Jan. 14, 2014) 100%
2013 The John Birch Society - Positions 90%
2013 The John Birch Society - Positions 90%
2012 Americans for Democratic Action - Positions 0%
2012 Bread for the World - Positions 25%
2012 Catholic Advocate - Positions 100%
2012 Catholic Advocate - Positions 100%
2012 Drum Major Institute for Public Policy/TheMiddleClass.org - Positions 14%
2012 Eagle Forum - Positions 100%
2012 Family Research Council - Positions 85%
2012 Friends Committee on National Legislation - Positions 0%
2012 NARAL Pro-Choice America - Positions 0%
2012 National Journal - Senate Liberal (Social) 18%
2012 National Journal - Senate Conservative (Social) 79%
2012 NETWORK, A National Catholic Social Justice Lobby - Positions 16%
2012 NETWORK, A National Catholic Social Justice Lobby - Positions 16%
2012 Open Doors USA - Positions 25%
2012 The John Birch Society - Positions 70%
2012 The John Birch Society - Positions 70%
2011-2012 ACT! for America - Positions 100%
2011-2012 Campaign for Working Families - Positions 100%
2011-2012 Concerned Women for America - Positions 100%
2011-2012 Concerned Women for America - Positions 100%
2011-2012 Heritage Action for America - Positions 75%
2011-2012 Irregular Times/Progressive Patriots/That's My Congress - Conservative Action Score 56%
2011-2012 Irregular Times/Progressive Patriots/That's My Congress - Liberal Action Score 0%
2011-2012 Irregular Times/Progressive Patriots/That's My Congress - Net Congressional Score 22%
2011-2012 National Right to Life Committee - Positions 100%
2011 Americans for Democratic Action - Positions 10%
2011 Children's Defense Fund - Positions 13%
2011 Christian Coalition of America - Positions 100%
2011 Christian Coalition of America - Positions 100%
2011 Concerned Women for America - Positions 100%
2011 Concerned Women for America - Positions 100%
2011 Drum Major Institute for Public Policy/TheMiddleClass.org - Positions 11%
2011 Eagle Forum - Positions 53%
2011 Family Research Council - Positions 71%
2011 Family Research Council - Positions 71%
2011 NARAL Pro-Choice America - Positions 0%
2011 National Journal - Conservative on Social Policy Score 78%
2011 National Journal - Liberal on Social Policy 22%
2011 National Right to Life Committee - Positions 100%
2011 The John Birch Society - Positions (Spring-Summer) 60%
2011 The John Birch Society - Positions (Summer-Fall) 55%
2011 The John Birch Society - Positions (Spring-Summer) 60%
2011 The John Birch Society - Positions (Summer-Fall) 55%
2010 Americans for Democratic Action - Positions 0%
2010 Eagle Forum - Positions 100%
2010 Liberty Central - Positions on Conservative Issues A
2010 NARAL Pro-Choice America - Positions 0%
2010 National Journal - Conservative on Social Policy Score 79%
2010 National Journal - Liberal on Social Policy 0%
2010 The John Birch Society - Positions (May 2010 - September 2010) 90%
2010 The John Birch Society - Positions (May 2010 - September 2010) 90%
2010 Vote Kids - Positions 15%
2009-2010 ACT! for America - Positions 100%
2009-2010 American Family Association - Positions 100%
2009-2010 American Family Association - Positions 100%
2009-2010 American Immigration Lawyers Association - U.S. Senate Score 0%
2009-2010 Campaign for Working Families - Positions 100%
2009-2010 Children's Defense Fund - Positions 11%
2009-2010 Christian Coalition of America - Positions 100%
2009-2010 Christian Coalition of America - Positions 100%
2009-2010 Concerned Women for America - Positions 96%
2009-2010 Concerned Women for America - Positions 96%
2009-2010 Family Research Council - Positions 100%
2009-2010 Family Research Council - Positions 100%
2009-2010 Irregular Times/Progressive Patriots/That's My Congress - Regressive Action Score 68
2009-2010 National Right to Life Committee - Positions 100%
2009-2010 NETWORK, A National Catholic Social Justice Lobby - Positions 14%
2009-2010 NETWORK, A National Catholic Social Justice Lobby - Positions 14%
2009-2010 Secular Coalition for America - U.S. Senate Score 0%
2009-2010 St. Joseph Health System - Positions 0%
2009-2010 The John Birch Society - Positions (January 2009 - June 2010 83%
2009-2010 The John Birch Society - Positions (November 2009 - June 2010) 80%
2009-2010 The John Birch Society - Positions (January 2009 - June 2010 83%
2009-2010 The John Birch Society - Positions (November 2009 - June 2010) 80%
2009-2010 The John Birch Society - Positions (Full Session) 85%
2009-2010 The John Birch Society - Positions (Full Session) 85%
2009 Americans for Democratic Action - Positions 10%
2009 Campaign for Working Families - Positions 100%
2009 Eagle Forum - Positions 97%
2009 Heritage Alliance - Positions 100%
2009 Heritage Alliance - Positions 100%
2009 Irregular Times/Progressive Patriots/That's My Congress - Progressive Action Score 8%
2009 NARAL Pro-Choice America - Positions 0%
2009 National Journal - Liberal on Social Policy Score 6%
2009 National Journal - Conservative on Social Policy Score 92%
2009 National Right to Life Committee - Positions 100%
2009 NETWORK, A National Catholic Social Justice Lobby - Positions 20%
2009 NETWORK, A National Catholic Social Justice Lobby - Positions 20%
2009 Republican Liberty Caucus - Positions on Personal Liberties 45%
2009 Republican Liberty Caucus - Economic Liberties Score 95%
2009 The Children's Health Fund - Positions 0%
2009 The John Birch Society - Positions (Full Year) 85%
2009 The John Birch Society - Positions (January 2009 - June 2009) 90%
2009 The John Birch Society - Positions (June 2009 - November 2009) 80%
2009 The John Birch Society - Positions (Full Year) 85%
2009 The John Birch Society - Positions (June 2009 - November 2009) 80%
2009 The John Birch Society - Positions (January 2009 - June 2009) 90%
2009 Vote Kids - Positions 15%
2008 Americans for Democratic Action - Positions 20%
2008 Drum Major Institute for Public Policy/TheMiddleClass.org - Positions on Middle Class Advocacy 30
2008 Eagle Forum - Positions 87%
2008 NARAL Pro-Choice America - Positions 0%
2008 National Journal - Liberal on Social Policy Score 0%
2008 National Journal - Conservative on Social Policy Score 79%
2008 NETWORK, A National Catholic Social Justice Lobby - Positions 70%
2008 NETWORK, A National Catholic Social Justice Lobby - Positions 70%
2007-2008 ACT! for America - Positions 100%
2007-2008 American Family Association - Positions 100%
2007-2008 American Family Association - Positions 100%
2007-2008 American Immigration Lawyers Association - Positions 80%
2007-2008 Campaign for Working Families - Positions on Conservative Issues 92
2007-2008 Christian Coalition of America - Positions 100%
2007-2008 Christian Coalition of America - Positions 100%
2007-2008 Concerned Women for America - Positions 89%
2007-2008 Concerned Women for America - Positions 89%
2007-2008 Family Research Council - Positions 100%
2007-2008 Family Research Council - Positions 100%
2007-2008 Irregular Times/Progressive Patriots/That's My Congress - Oath of Office Score 0%
2007-2008 Irregular Times/Progressive Patriots/That's My Congress - Right Wing Index Score 50%
2007-2008 Irregular Times/Progressive Patriots/That's My Congress - Progressive Action Score 0%
2007-2008 National Right to Life Committee - Positions 100%
2007-2008 Secular Coalition for America - Positions on Secular Issues F
2007-2008 St. Joseph Health System - Positions 40
2007-2008 The John Birch Society - Positions 43%
2007-2008 The John Birch Society - Positions 43%
2007 Americans for Democratic Action - Positions 10%
2007 Children's Defense Fund - Positions 30%
2007 Drum Major Institute for Public Policy/TheMiddleClass.org - Positions on Middle Class Advocacy 0
2007 Eagle Forum - Positions 88%
2007 Family Research Council - Positions 100
2007 Family Research Council - Positions 100
2007 GOPUSA - Positions 26%
2007 NARAL Pro-Choice America - Positions 0%
2007 National Employment Lawyers Association - Positions 0%
2007 National Journal - Conservative on Social Policy Score 91%
2007 National Journal - Liberal on Social Policy Score 0%
2007 NETWORK, A National Catholic Social Justice Lobby - Positions on Social Justice and Peace 17
2007 NETWORK, A National Catholic Social Justice Lobby - Positions on Social Justice and Peace 17
2007 Republican Liberty Caucus - Economic Liberties Score 100%
2007 Republican Liberty Caucus - Positions on Personal Liberties 59%
2007 The John Birch Society - Conservative Index Score 70%
2007 The John Birch Society - Conservative Index Score 70%
2007 Traditional Values Coalition - Positions 66
2007 Traditional Values Coalition - Positions 66
2006 American Immigration Lawyers Association - Positions 22%
2006 Americans for Democratic Action - Positions 5%
2006 Americans United for the Separation of Church and State - Positions 0%
2006 Children's Defense Fund - Positions 0%
2006 Eagle Forum - Positions 78%
2006 Family Research Council - Positions 100%
2006 Family Research Council - Positions 100%
2006 NARAL Pro-Choice America - Positions 0%
2006 National Journal - Conservative on Social Policy Score 69%
2006 National Journal - Liberal on Social Policy Score 29%
2006 NETWORK, A National Catholic Social Justice Lobby - Positions 11%
2006 NETWORK, A National Catholic Social Justice Lobby - Positions 11%
2006 Secular Coalition for America - Positions 0%
2006 The John Birch Society - Positions 38%
2006 The John Birch Society - Positions 38%
2006 Traditional Values Coalition - Positions 80%
2006 Traditional Values Coalition - Positions 80%
2005-2006 ACT! for America - Positions 83%
2005-2006 American Family Association - Positions 100%
2005-2006 American Family Association - Positions 100%
2005-2006 Campaign for America's Future - Energy Score 0%
2005-2006 Campaign for Working Families - Positions 100%
2005-2006 Concerned Women for America - Positions 100%
2005-2006 Concerned Women for America - Positions 100%
2005-2006 National Right to Life Committee - Positions 100%
2005-2006 Partnership for America - Positions 100%
2005-2006 St. Joseph Health System - Positions 20%
2005 Americans for Democratic Action - Positions 5%
2005 Children's Defense Fund - Positions 11%
2005 Drum Major Institute for Public Policy/TheMiddleClass.org - Positions 0%
2005 Eagle Forum - Positions 75%
2005 Mennonite Central Committee - Positions 11%
2005 NARAL Pro-Choice America - Positions 0%
2005 National Association of Social Workers - Positions on Professional Advocacy 0
2005 National Committee for an Effective Congress - Positions 5%
2005 National Criminal Justice Association - Positions 75%
2005 National Journal - Conservative on Social Policy Score 64%
2005 National Journal - Liberal on Social Policy Score 23%
2005 NETWORK, A National Catholic Social Justice Lobby - Positions 0%
2005 NETWORK, A National Catholic Social Justice Lobby - Positions 0%
2005 Republican Liberty Caucus - Positions on Personal Liberties 75%
2005 Republican Liberty Caucus - Positions 83%
2005 Republican Liberty Caucus - Economic Liberties Score 90%
2004 American Family Association - Positions 100%
2004 American Family Association - Positions 100%
2004 American Humane Association - Positions 0%
2004 Americans for Democratic Action - Positions 15%
2004 Christian Action Network - Lifetime Score 100%
2004 Christian Coalition of America - Positions 100%
2004 Christian Coalition of America - Positions 100%
2004 Drum Major Institute for Public Policy/TheMiddleClass.org - Positions 14%
2004 Eagle Forum - Positions 100%
2004 Family Research Council - Positions 100%
2004 Family Research Council - Positions 100%
2004 NARAL Pro-Choice America - Positions 0%
2004 National Journal - Conservative on Social Policy Score 71%
2004 National Journal - Liberal on Social Policy Score 19%
2004 NETWORK, A National Catholic Social Justice Lobby - Positions 0%
2004 NETWORK, A National Catholic Social Justice Lobby - Positions 0%
2004 Republican Liberty Caucus - Positions 80%
2004 The John Birch Society - Positions (Fall) 90%
2004 The John Birch Society - Positions (Fall) 90%
2003-2004 ACT! for America - Positions 100%
2003-2004 Bread for the World - Positions 100%
2003-2004 Campaign for Working Families - Positions 100%
2003-2004 Children's Defense Fund - Positions 9%
2003-2004 Concerned Women for America - Positions 100%
2003-2004 Concerned Women for America - Positions 100%
2003-2004 National Right to Life Committee - Positions 100%
2003 American Family Association - Positions 100%
2003 American Family Association - Positions 100%
2003 American Humane Association - Positions 0%
2003 Americans for Democratic Action - Positions 10%
2003 Campaign for Working Families - Positions 100%
2003 Center for Reclaiming America - Positions 100%
2003 Christian Coalition of America - Positions 100%
2003 Christian Coalition of America - Positions 100%
2003 Concerned Women for America - Positions 100%
2003 Concerned Women for America - Positions 100%
2003 Drum Major Institute for Public Policy/TheMiddleClass.org - Positions 50%
2003 Eagle Forum - Positions 92%
2003 Family Research Council - Positions 86%
2003 Family Research Council - Positions 86%
2003 NARAL Pro-Choice America - Positions 0%
2003 National Committee for an Effective Congress - Positions 0%
2003 National Journal - Liberal on Social Policy Score 0%
2003 National Journal - Conservative on Social Policy Score 59%
2003 National Network for Youth - Positions 0%
2003 NETWORK, A National Catholic Social Justice Lobby - Positions 20%
2003 NETWORK, A National Catholic Social Justice Lobby - Positions 20%
2003 Republican Liberty Caucus - Positions on Conservative Issues 90
2003 Republican Liberty Caucus - Positions on Conservative Issues 90
2003 Republican Liberty Caucus - Positions on Conservative Issues 90
2002 American Immigration Lawyers Association - Positions 0%
2002 Americans for Democratic Action - Positions 0%
2002 Eagle Forum - Positions 75%
2002 National Journal - Liberal on Social Policy Score 0%
2002 National Journal - Conservative on Social Policy Score 62%
2002 NETWORK, A National Catholic Social Justice Lobby - Positions 0%
2002 NETWORK, A National Catholic Social Justice Lobby - Positions 0%
2002 Republican Liberty Caucus - Positions on Conservative Issues 90
2002 Republican Liberty Caucus - Positions on Conservative Issues 90
2002 Republican Liberty Caucus - Positions on Conservative Issues 90
2002 The John Birch Society - Positions 50%
2002 The John Birch Society - Positions 50%
2002 Vote Hemp - Positions on Industrial Hemp Policy Anti Hemp
2001-2002 American Bar Association - Positions 0%
2001-2002 American Humane Association - Positions 67%
2001-2002 American Muslims for Jerusalem - Positions on International Middle East Policy Advocacy -11
2001-2002 Bread for the World - Positions 100%
2001-2002 Campaign for Working Families - Positions 100%
2001-2002 Concerned Women for America - Positions 100%
2001-2002 Concerned Women for America - Positions 100%
2001-2002 Family Research Council - Positions 100%
2001-2002 Family Research Council - Positions 100%
2001-2002 National Committee for an Effective Congress - Positions 5%
2001-2002 National Right to Life Committee - Positions 100%
2001-2002 People for the American Way - Positions 8%
2001 Americans for Democratic Action - Positions 5%
2001 Children's Defense Fund - Positions 27%
2001 Christian Coalition of America - Positions 100%
2001 Christian Coalition of America - Positions 100%
2001 NARAL Pro-Choice America - Positions 0%
2001 National Committee for an Effective Congress - Positions 6%
2001 National Journal - Liberal on Social Policy Score 22%
2001 National Youth Advocacy Coalition - Positions 0%
2001 Republican Liberty Caucus - Positions 90%
2001 The John Birch Society - Positions 80%
2001 The John Birch Society - Positions 80%
2000 Americans for Democratic Action - Positions 5%
2000 Bread for the World - Positions 0%
2000 Children's Defense Fund - Positions 30%
2000 Concerned Women for America - Positions 86%
2000 Concerned Women for America - Positions 86%
2000 Family Research Council - Positions 100%
2000 Family Research Council - Positions 100%
2000 Legion for the Survival of Freedom, Inc. (formerly Liberty Lobby) - Positions 100%
2000 NARAL Pro-Choice America - Positions 20%
2000 National Journal - Liberal on Social Policy Score 22%
2000 National Journal - Conservative on Social Policy Score 73%
2000 NETWORK, A National Catholic Social Justice Lobby - Positions 18%
2000 NETWORK, A National Catholic Social Justice Lobby - Positions 18%
2000 Republican Liberty Caucus - Positions 83%
2000 The John Birch Society - Positions 66%
2000 The John Birch Society - Positions 66%
1999-2000 American Bar Association - Positions 0%
1999-2000 Christian Coalition of America - Positions 92%
1999-2000 Christian Coalition of America - Positions 92%
1999-2000 Home School Legal Defense Association - Positions 80%
1999-2000 National Right to Life Committee - Positions 100%
1999 Bread for the World - Positions 0%
1999 Children's Defense Fund - Positions 20%
1999 Legion for the Survival of Freedom, Inc. (formerly Liberty Lobby) - Positions 60%
1999 NARAL Pro-Choice America - Positions 0%
1999 National Journal - Conservative on Social Policy Score 72%
1999 National Journal - Liberal on Social Policy Score 23%
1999 National Right to Life Committee - Positions 100%
1999 NETWORK, A National Catholic Social Justice Lobby - Positions 9%
1999 NETWORK, A National Catholic Social Justice Lobby - Positions 9%
1999 The John Birch Society - Positions 55%
1999 The John Birch Society - Positions 55%
1998 Americans for Democratic Action - Positions 0%
1998 Bread for the World - Positions 33%
1998 Children's Defense Fund - Positions 33%
1998 National Journal - Liberal on Social Policy Score 0%
1998 NETWORK, A National Catholic Social Justice Lobby - Positions 13%
1998 NETWORK, A National Catholic Social Justice Lobby - Positions 13%
1998 The John Birch Society - Positions 60%
1998 The John Birch Society - Positions 60%
1997-1998 Christian Coalition of America - Positions 91%
1997-1998 Christian Coalition of America - Positions 91%
1997-1998 Concerned Women for America - Positions 100%
1997-1998 Concerned Women for America - Positions 100%
1997-1998 National Committee for an Effective Congress - Positions 5%
1997-1998 National Right to Life Committee - Positions 93%
1997 Americans for Democratic Action - Positions 5%
1997 Bread for the World - Positions 0%
1997 Children's Defense Fund - Positions 9%
1997 Christian Coalition of America - Positions 100%
1997 Christian Coalition of America - Positions 100%
1997 Legion for the Survival of Freedom, Inc. (formerly Liberty Lobby) - Positions 20%
1997 NARAL Pro-Choice America - Positions 5%
1997 National Right to Life Committee - Positions 92%
1997 The John Birch Society - Positions 55%
1997 The John Birch Society - Positions 55%
1996 Americans for Democratic Action - Positions 10%
1996 Bread for the World - Positions on Addressing World Hunger 14%
1996 Children's Defense Fund - Positions 20%
1996 NARAL Pro-Choice America - Positions 0%
1996 National Journal - Liberal on Social Policy Score 0%
1996 National Journal - Conservative on Social Policy Score 72%
1996 National Right to Life Committee - Positions 100%
1996 NETWORK, A National Catholic Social Justice Lobby - Positions 13%
1996 NETWORK, A National Catholic Social Justice Lobby - Positions 13%
1995-2004 American Immigration Lawyers Association - Positions 47%
1995-1996 Christian Coalition of America - Positions 100%
1995-1996 Christian Coalition of America - Positions 100%
1995-1996 Concerned Women for America - Positions 75%
1995-1996 Concerned Women for America - Positions 75%
1995-1996 National Committee for an Effective Congress - Positions 5%
1995-1996 The John Birch Society - Positions 61%
1995-1996 The John Birch Society - Positions 61%
1995 Legion for the Survival of Freedom, Inc. (formerly Liberty Lobby) - Positions 10%
1993 Legion for the Survival of Freedom, Inc. (formerly Liberty Lobby) - Positions 60%
1991-1992 Christian Voice - Positions 86%
1991-1992 Christian Voice - Positions 86%

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